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At Sea: Skirting the weather

April 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Position at 11:25 BST 11.008,-77.581
118 miles to go.  ETA at 5 knots 06:02 7th Apr
Wind NE 5

We kept well offshore as we passed Columbia in the hopes of avoiding the higher winds and seas associated with the area just off the coast.  We have had 20-25 knots and seas large enough for the occasional bit of water to land in the cockpit.  You never know whether you have succeeded with your strategy but we were comfortable enough where we were.

Getting streams of cargo vessels coming and going from the canal.  Seems that the vessels going to Gibraltar and English Channel head for the gap between Puerto Rico and the Dominican republic (Mona Passage).  We have a second stream heading along the South American coast.


Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg